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Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
ceremony to place the introduction of the new available energy. >> translator: the government is ready to support the investment that leads to sustainable energy sources. >> reporter: thailand's electricity generating authority will by electricity generated at the facility in a move to increase the use of green power. they agree to pay chubu electric a higher rate than electricity from nonrenewable sources. this agreement means a stable source of income for the japanese company. >> translator: in the future, we want to expand investment in overseas projects. we want to make use of those earnings in domestic projects in japan. >> reporter: following the accident at fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant in march 2011, all nuclear plants in japan except for one are offline. so japanese utility companies are looking overseas as way to secure stability in the future. thailand aims to remain a key manufacturing base within asean, securing a stable electric supply will be more important than ever before. the government has high hopes for renewable energy know-how and technology from partners
Feb 13, 2013 6:00am PST
of those jobs could come through investment and clean energy. he said the extreme weather americans have seen should remind them they need to do more to combat climate change. obama said america will remain the anchor of strong alliances around the world, as he outlined threats from abroad. he criticized north korean leaders a day after they carried out another nuclear test. >> provocations of the sort we saw last night will only further isolate them as we stand by our allies, strengthen our own missile defense and lead the world in taking firm action in response to these threats. >> obama said americans face another threat at home. he ran through a list of mass shootings. he said the attack in december at an elementary school in connecticut has changed the debate over gun control, and he asked democrats and republicans to put aside the rivalries that defined his first term in office. obama focused on matters that will affect americans' pocket books. he repeated the word "jobs" over and over. ryota yoshimura spent years in washington and is the chief analyst at the sumitomo shoji researc
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